Sometimes you get an error message when uploading photos after creating a new WordPress blog. WordPress reports, for example, "The uploaded file could not be moved after uploads." The reason for this is that the upload script does not have permission to create this folder or to create a file in the "uploads" folder. As a rule, the setting SafeMode is then "on" at the hoster.
The solution to this problem can be carried out very easily with an FTP program such as CyberDuck or Transmit on the Mac. Windows users are probably more likely to use Win-FTP. No matter which FTP program you use: Navigate to the WordPress folder on the server and then to "wp-content". There should be an "uploads" folder. Now you select this folder and call up the information about this folder. With Transmit this works with the key combination CMD and I.
This info window shows, among other things, the rights for this folder (user / group / everyone). Here we select 777 - as a tick in all areas - and click on "Apply to contained". This not only gives the uploads folder the new rights, but also all files and folders in it. This is important if you put your dsts in month-based folders.
Now try it again. If everything is set correctly, the upload should now work without an error message.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.